How can I use my host's SMTP to send mail when I have my address set to forward incoming mail?
October 27, 2008 11:18 PM Subscribe
How can I use my name
.com email address to send
email, if the same address is set to forward incoming mail to another address?
posted by churl to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am using Mac OS 10.5, Mail.app, and an iPhone.
I have a site and domain name -- let's say it's my-domain.com -- hosted by 1and1.com. I use email@example.com as my primary email address, but I have set my host to forward incoming email at that address to a MobileMe account: firstname.lastname@example.org. I want to continue to give out email@example.com as my email address. I want to, for the time being, continue to use MobileMe (firstname.lastname@example.org) for my actual mailbox.
The rub is, because mail that's sent to email@example.com is currently forwarding to firstname.lastname@example.org, any replies I send come from email@example.com. I have tried to set up Mail.app to use my web host's outgoing SMTP server (smtp.1and1.com), using the settings they describe (Port 25, Password authentication, etc), but it does not work; it gives the error "The server stmp.1and1.com cannot be contacted on port 25." I expect this is because I don't have a real "mailbox" set up with the host using that email address, only a forwarder.
So the question: is there any way to have my outgoing mail come from firstname.lastname@example.org? For example, is there maybe a way to set up a @my-domain.com mailbox and have MobileMe go out and pull new messages into my @me.com address? Or can I somehow set up Mail.app to use my host 1and1's SMTP server to send mail, when the same email address is set to forward incoming mail? Or is there another service I can use to make this work?
Cheers, and thanks in advance.